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Camera Guard Auto A/B Switch

CG-X CAMERA GUARD AUTOMATIC A/B VIDEO SWITCH

$340.00

Part Number: CG-X
Title: AUTOMATIC VIDEO LOSS BACKUP A/B SWITCH
Category: Video Base Band Products
Industry: CCTV/Security

The CG-X A/B switch monitors the communications path on any video signal and automatically switches to an alternate video path when a loss of signal occurs on the primary path. This video switch will identify the loss of any video signal due to removal of a camera or covering the camera lens, loss of power, a cable disconnect, or a defective camera output.

This unit has separate detection and A/B switching sections so you can detect the loss on one video source and switch another totally different video source if you need to.

Product Description

Part Number: CG-X
Title: AUTOMATIC VIDEO LOSS BACKUP A/B SWITCH
Category: Video Base Band Products
Industry: CCTV/Security

Description:

The CG-X Camera Guard system supervises the signal continuity of a video signal from CCTV cameras or any video source. This supervisory system will identify loss of the video signal due to removal of the camera, covering the camera lens, loss of power to the camera, a camera cable disconnect, or a defective camera.

The CG-X supervisory system continuously monitors and displays the “video on” condition of the video source or camera. Use it to monitor any video source and if loss occurs switch to another video source. This unit separates the video detector from the A/B switch so it can be used to switch a separate video source when the monitored video fails.

Normally Open or Normally Closed Alarm contacts are provided to send an alarm or activate equipment when loss of video occurs. These contacts are field programmable for Normally Open or Normally Closed contact operation.

This unit can be connected to a local alarm to alert monitor personnel that a camera is being tampered with or send a message to a remote site by connecting the alarm output to external dialing equipment. It can be used to shut down equipment such as gas pumps when the video fails.

The CG-X will identify tampering or failure of cameras when it occurs, reducing the liability associated with extended and undetected loss of area security when cameras are rendered in-operative without notification. The CG-X increases the level of security provided by the CCTV system.

The CG-X Camera Guard can be connected anywhere between the camera and the Monitor equipment in the video path. You can connect it near the camera to activate a local alarm, or at the monitor location to alert monitor personal or to shut down equipment.

It provides a “Loop-through Input” that will not affect the picture quality or the video level. The unit can be configured to detect the loss of SYNC or luminance (White level) that indicates the power to the camera is off, the coaxial cable is “disconnected”, the camera lens is covered, or the Wireless Transmission system/Fiber optic system has lost its signal.

It can also detect the loss of end of line equipment like public monitors or down stream equipment by configuring the unit to monitor for termination resistance. If the end of line equipment is removed or disconnected the alarm relay will activate providing security for the exposed equipment.

Use this unit in any CCTV installation that requires guaranteed continuous video monitoring. Use the CG-X to monitor the cameras in sensitive areas like loading docks or any area subject to the unauthorized movement of product or stock. Or use it to determine if you have an intermittent failure problem in any CCTV system. The CG-X has an easy mounting flange that will mount to any surface with just two screws and is supplied with a 12 VDC power cube.

INPUT SPECIFICATION

Level ………………. 0.5 – 2.0 Vpp (1 Vpp Nominal)
Impedance ……….. High Z (Loop Through)
Video Standard ….. CCTV, NTSC, PAL
Connectors ………. BNC (Female) 5

A/B SWITCH

All Standards ……… NTSC, PAL, CCTV and DIGITAL
Level (Composite Video) ….0.7 to 2 Vp-p (1.0 Vp-p STD.)
Input Impedance ………….75 Ohm
Frequency Response ……… > 0.2 dB from DC to 40MHz
Cross-Talk (Pri/Sec input) ……. < 75 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio …………… < 90 dB

OUTPUT RELAY

Programmable Relay ……… A or B Form Dry Contact
Maximum Switching Power ………. 60 W, 62.5 VA
Maximum Switching Voltage …….. 220 VDC, 250 VAC
Current Rating …………………….. 0.3 A 125 VAC 0.3 A 110 VDC, 1.0 A 30 VDC

MECHANICAL

Size ……………………………5″ L x 2.25″W x 1.50″D
Enclosure …………………….. ABS with Mounting Flange
Power Requirements ………..24 VDC Wall Mount (Supplied)
Power Connector ……………….. 5.5mm x 2.5mm
Current Consumption …………… 70 mA

Additional Information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 10 x 6 x 6 in